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Scrum Team Member to Scrum Master (2022 Update)

  • 22 Courses | 16h 57m 3s
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Every organization is looking to transform towards a more Agile mindset. As a result, there is an increasing demand for Senior Software Project Managers with relevant training and experience in Agile methodologies relating to software development. In this Skillsoft Aspire journey, you will explore how to go from a Scrum Team Member to Scrum Master.

Track 1: Scrum Team Member

In this track of the Scrum Team Member to Scrum Master journey, you will focus skills required for being a Scrum team member. This includes understanding the basics of Scrum, learning about different certification options, understanding what Scrum practices look like when applied to day to day activities, how to collaborate within a Scrum team, and Scrum development practices.

  • 7 Courses | 8h 13m 54s

Track 2: Scrum Master

In this track of the Scrum Team Member to Scrum Master journey, you will focus skills required for being a Scrum Master. This includes understanding the role of Scrum Master, learning how a Scrum Master facilitates and coaches, reviewing the concept of self-managing teams, recognizing service to the organization and product owner, and how to be a champion of Scrum across your organization.

  • 15 Courses | 8h 43m 9s

COURSES INCLUDED

Scrum Foundation: Scrum Basics
With a foundation based on Lean and Agile principles, Scrum's focus on people, teamwork, and collaboration is bolstered by small teams, focused goals, and brief iterations of work called sprints. Learn about the basics of Scrum, including its relationship with Lean and Agile and explore the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. Discover how Agile compares to traditional project management and the Agile mindset, and then look at how Scrum compares to Agile. Explore the relationship between Scrum and Lean and delve into the basics of the Scrum process. Finally, investigate the advantages of Scrum and reasons why Scrum may not be an appropriate solution in certain circumstances. Upon completion, you'll be able to outline the fundamentals of Lean, Agile, and Scrum, and describe the basic Scrum process.
15 videos | 1h 40m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Foundation: Scrum Certification & the Scrum Guide
Complexity can endanger the most well-thought-out projects when they're not implemented effectively. That's why so many organizations adopt Scrum. Discover the Scrum framework and core tenants of learning and development. Learn about scrum.org, the Scrum Alliance, and Scrum certification programs for Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Certified Scrum Developer. Explore the Scrum Guide and find out what changes have been made from the 2017 version. Investigate Scrum theory, Scrum values, and the responsibilities and benefits of the Scrum team. Finally, define specific Scrum roles and Scrum events like sprints and retrospectives. After completing this course, you'll be able to describe the basic Scrum framework, Scrum certification options, and the Scrum Guide's role in Scrum development.
11 videos | 1h 3m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Foundation: Scrum in Action
In complex environments like software development, the number of moving parts can overwhelm even the most talented teams. In this course, you will explore Scrum in action, beginning with the Scrum sprint, sprint planning, daily Scrum, sprint review, and sprint retrospective. Next you will look at Scrum events, Scrum artifacts, and the product and sprint backlogs. Finally, learn about increments, the definition of done, concurrency in Scrum, and how to introduce Scrum into an organization. Upon completion, you'll be able to outline the key basics of Scrum including events, artifacts, backlogs, increments, the definition of done, and concurrency.
15 videos | 1h 24m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Foundation: Scrum Team & Collaboration
The Scrum framework helps teams work better, more collaboratively, and with a focus on solving real-world problems. It engenders continuous improvement and enhances efficiency. In this course, you'll learn about the Scrum team and Scrum team collaboration. Begin with an exploration of working groups versus teams, the values of effective Scrum teams, identifying effective teams, and how to work together as a team. Then you will consider cross-functional teams, implementing collaboration, and self-management. Finally, you will explore collaboration and sprints, improving collaboration, and ways to interact with customers and users. After completing this course, you'll be able to outline relevant concepts for Scrum teams and collaboration.
12 videos | 1h 20m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Foundation: Scrum Development Concepts
Although used for other purposes, Scrum is most well-known as a popular framework for the development, delivery, and maintenance of software projects. In this course, learn about Scrum development concepts, beginning with the benefits of an iterative and incremental approach and the dangers of only partially implementing Scrum. Next, differentiate product management from product development, product management from project management, and product owner from product manager. Finally, discover timeboxing, its benefits, and product backlog refinement. Upon completion, you'll be able to outline Scrum development concepts such as the benefits of an iterative and incremental approach, product management, product owner, timeboxing, and product backlog refinement.
12 videos | 1h 6m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Foundation: Best Practices
Scrum is a focused framework that promotes better teamwork, problem-solving, learning through experience, and continuous improvement. It increases value while solving complex problems. In this course, you will explore Scrum best practices, beginning with Scrum success stories, management, planning, and the Scrum team. Then you will learn best practices for estimating, software project development, team performance, and backlog management. Finally, you will discover best practices for the daily Scrum, tracking, forecasting, reporting, process improvement, and quality improvement.
16 videos | 1h 37m has Assessment available Badge
Final Exam: Scrum Team Member
Final Exam: Scrum Team Member will test your knowledge and application of the topics presented throughout the Scrum Team Member track of the Skillsoft Aspire Scrum Team Member to Scaled Agile Leader Journey.
1 video | 32s has Assessment available Badge

COURSES INCLUDED

Scrum Master: Role of the Scrum Master
The Scrum master is a core role in Scrum teams and is responsible for ensuring value and cohesion by acting as a facilitator, coach, mentor, trainer, integrator, and leader. Learn about key traits of successful Scrum masters and their relationship with other essential Scrum team members. Explore the major responsibilities of each of the Scrum team roles and discover how those role work together to create value in product development. Next, examine the core tasks and responsibilities of Scrum masters, and how they contribute to the success of the team and the organization. Finally, review some important updates from the most recent Scrum Guide and how they impact the Scrum master role. Upon completion, you'll be able to recognize key characteristics and responsibilities of the Scrum master role.
9 videos | 31m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Master: Scrum Master as Process Owner
The scrum master has direct responsibility for ensuring the success of a product development project. The scrum master also plays a key role as a process owner throughout the development process in conjunction with the Scrum team. In this course, you'll learn about the scrum master's role in empirical process control, sprint planning, the product backlog, and sprint backlogs. Learn about the key elements of a Definition of Done (DoD), and the steps for creating one. Finally, you'll learn about key Scrum events, including sprint planning meetings, daily scrums, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives, and see how the scrum master is involved in each of these events. Upon completion, you'll be able to recognize how the scrum master contributes to processes in product development.
12 videos | 59m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Master: Scrum Master & Facilitation
Much like an orchestra's conductor, a Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring the Scrum team is aligned, working synchronously, and harmoniously communicating with each other throughout product development to get the work done and done right. Explore the Scrum Master's responsibility as facilitator and learn how they can guide effective team behavior and enable positive sprint outcomes. Then, investigate some effective facilitation techniques, including how to welcome discussion of uncomfortable issues and provide relevant information to stakeholders. Then, learn how divergent and convergent thinking are two complementary ways of investigating ideas, working towards goals, and addressing challenges. Find out how to facilitate groups with varying, sometimes conflicting perspectives. After course completion, you'll be able to use best practices for effectively facilitating Scrum meetings and discover some situations in which a scrum master should not facilitate.
8 videos | 37m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Master: Scrum Master & Coaching
The scrum master isn't always front and center on the scrum team. In reality, a significant responsibility of the scrum master is to play a supportive role to the team as coach. In this course, explore the differences between a coach, facilitator, teacher, and mentor. Next, learn about the scrum master coaching stance, and discover coaching best practices and the key skills needed for the role. Finally, examine common coaching models and techniques for overcoming common Scrum challenges using proven coaching practices. Upon completion, you'll be able to recognize key characteristics and best practices for coaching as a scrum master.
9 videos | 44m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Master: Scrum Master Service to Scrum Team
As scrum master, you don't just have a responsibility to the work and processes in developing a product, you also have a key responsibility to the Scrum team. In this course, you will learn about servant leadership and how it provides value in Scrum product development initiatives. You will also learn about challenges the team may encounter, or even create, so you can mitigate them. These challenges might include common anti-patterns that you need to consider, common Scrum violations, and technical debt. Finally, you will learn about team dynamics, attributes of effective Scrum teams, and effective team formation. Upon completion, you'll be able to recognize key characteristics and best practices for serving the Scrum team as a scrum master.
11 videos | 57m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Master: Scrum Master and Self-managing Teams
A key indication of a mature scrum team is having self-management/self-organization at a high level. As a scrum master, you have a responsibility to help the scrum team achieve that. In this course, learn about the value that self-managing scrum teams provide to the team's work and the organization as a whole. Next, discover the common challenges that self-managing scrum teams face and how a scrum master can overcome them. Finally, examine some best practices for developing and supporting self-managing scrum teams and building team performance. Upon completion, you'll be able to recognize key characteristics and best practices of self-managing teams as a scrum master.
6 videos | 25m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Master: Service to the Product Owner
One of the most influential factors to the success of any Scrum development initiative is the health of the relationship between the scrum master and product owner. These two scrum team roles must work in sync to ensure the entire team contributes to the efficient flow of development work. In this course, learn the key ways the scrum master supports the product owner role. Next, examine how the scrum master contributes to the development and management of the product vision and creating the product backlog. Finally, explore how the scrum master supports the product owner in refining the product backlog. Upon completion, you'll be able to recognize the key characteristics and best practices for servicing the product owner as a scrum master.
6 videos | 24m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Master: Service to the Organization
In addition to the day-to-day work in a Scrum product development initiative, the scrum master plays a lead role in their organization as a Scrum influencer. In this course, learn best practices for fostering a Scrum mindset within your organization and how to support organizational change to help your organization embrace Scrum. Next, explore common Scrum performance metrics to help you articulate and measure the value of Scrum for your organization. Finally, examine common approaches for scaling Scrum in an organization. Upon completion, you'll be able to recognize key characteristics and best practices for servicing the organization as a scrum master.
8 videos | 38m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Master: Advanced Facilitation & Coaching Practices
Scrum Masters don't rely solely on skills and expertise to perform well; the use of psychology and understanding behavior is just as important in successfully navigating the role. In this course, you'll learn about the psychological elements of behavioral transformation and the six recognized stages of effective behavioral change. You'll also learn about fundamental coaching assumptions as a Scrum master, best practices for adopting a coaching mindset, and developing coaching contracts. Next, you'll learn about advanced facilitation techniques, including visual facilitation and best practices for facilitating collaborative virtual meetings. Finally, you'll learn ways that you can help ensure diversity and inclusion in product development as a Scrum Master.
10 videos | 43m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Master: Scrum Team Advanced Concepts
New Scrum teams need an effective scrum master to ensure they reach required performance levels quickly. As Scrum teams mature, their performance increases with the right guidance and support of the scrum master. In this course, you'll learn about key elements of effective Scrum teams and key considerations that scrum masters must pay attention to when forming new Scrum teams. You'll also learn about effective Scrum team outcomes, and team development and performance models. Finally, you'll learn about ways to build Scrum team effectiveness and best practices for addressing skills gaps that may exist in new teams or develop in mature teams.
9 videos | 41m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Master: Advanced Service to the Product Owner
Evolving the relationship between a scrum master and the product owner is critical to ongoing Scrum success in the organization. In this course, you'll explore advanced strategies you can use for structuring a complex product backlog in partnership with the product owner. You'll also learn advanced techniques for moving a product vision through to the product backlog. Finally, you'll learn about supportive best practices you can use for improving backlog refinement with the product owner.
5 videos | 16m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Master: Scaling Scrum Teams
One of the key organizational benefits of Scrum is its adaptability. You can scale Scrum for any company environment, tailoring for your organization's maturity, culture, resources, and business needs. In this course you'll learn about approaches for scaling roles, and different scaling frameworks you can use to adapt Scrum for your organization. You'll also learn about best practices and approaches for effectively scaling teams, no matter the size or makeup of your resources. Finally, you'll learn about considerations and techniques for improving inter-team and distributed team collaboration to ensure effectiveness in Scrum product development initiatives across your organization.
7 videos | 34m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Master: Scrum Adoption Advanced Concepts
A major responsibility of scrum masters is to help build awareness of the benefits that Scrum can bring to their organization. Just as important, scrum masters must also help ensure that their organization is ready for Scrum before adopting it. In this course, you will explore different methods to support the adoption of Scrum within an organization. You will investigate techniques for overcoming common challenges faced during Scrum adoption. Finally, you will focus on the key elements of cultural change, and steps for shifting an organization's culture to one that is supportive and ready to adopt Scrum. Upon completion, you will be able to recognize key techniques, advanced concepts, and best practices for Scrum adoption.
6 videos | 26m has Assessment available Badge
Scrum Master: Beyond Scrum
Scrum is a product development framework that exists within the Agile methodology. Though each framework within the Agile methodology differs, Scrum has many commonalities with other approaches, including Lean. In this course, learn about Lean, including its key pillars, principles, and core concepts that can also be applied to Scrum. Next, discover the different types of product development waste and best practices for applying Lean thinking to product development. Finally, explore some common pitfalls of Lean to consider when applying Lean to product development. After course completion, you'll be able to outline the key concepts and best practices of methodologies that are similar to Scrum.
8 videos | 41m has Assessment available Badge
Final Exam: Scrum Master
Final Exam: Scrum Master will test your knowledge and application of the topics presented throughout the Scrum Master track of the Skillsoft Aspire Scrum Team Member to Scaled Agile Leader Journey.
1 video | 32s has Assessment available Badge

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